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Delhi Belly
 
Producer: Aamir Khan, Kiran Rao, Ronnie Screwvala
Director: Abhinay Deo
Starring: Imran Khan, Vir Das, Poorna Jagannathan, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Shenaz Treasurywala
Music: Ram Sampath
Lyrics: Amitabh Bhattacharya, Munna Dhiman, Akshat Varma
Genre: Comedy
Recommended Audience: Adult
Film Released on: 01 July 2011
Reviewed by: Bhavikk Sangghvi  - Rating: 8.0 / 10
 
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Tashi (Imran Khan), Arun (Vir Das) and Nitin (Kunaal Roy Kapur) are flat mates, buddies and partners in crime. Tashi is about to get married in a month; but still doesn't know if his fiancee is 'The One'!

Arun can't make up his mind who he wants to kill first - his girlfriend (who has just dumped him) or his stupid, annoying boss (whose idea of creativity is sketching a smiling banana).

And Nitin is about to discover that eating delicious ‘tandoori chicken’ off a street vendor is going to give him the worst case of Delhi Belly – he’s ever known!

Three regular blokes, living the regular life except for one small detail – they are on the ‘hit list’ of one of the world's deadliest crime syndicates.


Will they be able to get away before the ‘shit’ hits the roof and it comes crashing down? Watch it to find out more.

Director Abhinay Deo whose last film (Game) did not leave much of an impression in people’s minds is in super form this time and executes a subject with a rare maturity.

He is ably supported by writer Akshat Verma who pens a script which is unpretentious and bold to the core without making it sound cheap or vulgar and kudos to him for that. The screenplay is fast paced and has lots of twists and turns while the dialogues are real and funny to the core. Not once do you feel during watching the film that the liberal use of abusive language was not required; as it has been woven smartly and there can be simply no offense to that.

Performance-wise, Imran, Vir and Kunaal are a complete riot. While Imran successfully breakthrough from his boy-next-door kind of an image and puts up a bravura act, Vir Das is not only a stand-up comedian but a brilliant actor as well. Kunaal is the best of the lot with his antics bringing the house down whenever he comes on the screen. We wish to see him in more movies.


Of the other cast, Shenaz Treasurywala looks extremely sexy and also acts very well. Poorna Jagannathan is natural and has a good screen presence. Vijay Raaz is a fabulous actor and he proves it once again with this film. He is just outstanding. Rahul Singh is also good while Paresh Ganatra is the funnyman as usual and does full justice to his part.

Music by Ram Sampath is path breaking (especially the ‘Bhaag D K Bose’ and ‘Jaa Chudail’ songs), but the songs are played only in the background and that too not fully. The ‘I Hate You Like I Love You’ song picturised on Aamir is just an okay song; but it has been shot (like the disco dancer way) very well. Editing by Huzefa Lokhandwala is crisp and sharp with the length of the film under two hours. Cinematography by Jason West is natural and he has captured the bylanes of Delhi very intricately. Sound design by Vinod Subramanium and art direction by Shekhar More gel perfectly well with the theme of the film while costumes by Niharika Khan are very basic; but best suited for a film with such a setting.

To cut it short, ‘Delhi Belly’ may not be path breaking cinema, but if you have an appetite for watching some kick ass stuff – do yourself a favour. Watch Delhi Belly now!!! You can’t afford to miss this one. At the box office, this film will justify the tagline of the film – when ‘Shit Happens’ – ‘Hit happens’!

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